Who have Lightheadedness with Xeljanz - from FDA reports


Lightheadedness is found among people who take Xeljanz, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Enbrel, and have Pain. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 57,304 people who have side effects when taking Xeljanz from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 13, 2019

57,304 people reported to have side effects when taking Xeljanz.
Among them, 1,263 people (2.2%) have Lightheadedness


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Xeljanz cause Lightheadedness?

Time on Xeljanz when people have Lightheadedness *:

  • < 1 month: 44.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 35.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 1.62 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Lightheadedness when taking Xeljanz *:

  • female: 86.73 %
  • male: 13.27 %

Age of people who have Lightheadedness when taking Xeljanz *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.13 %
  • 30-39: 3.0 %
  • 40-49: 10.52 %
  • 50-59: 24.13 %
  • 60+: 61.13 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 78 people, 6.18%
  2. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 53 people, 4.20%
  3. High Blood Pressure: 52 people, 4.12%
  4. High Blood Cholesterol: 29 people, 2.30%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 24 people, 1.90%
  6. Depression: 22 people, 1.74%
  7. Diabetes: 22 people, 1.74%
  8. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint): 19 people, 1.50%
  9. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 18 people, 1.43%
  10. Joint Pain: 18 people, 1.43%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Enbrel: 127 people, 10.06%
  2. Plaquenil: 89 people, 7.05%
  3. Arava: 70 people, 5.54%
  4. Methotrexate: 68 people, 5.38%
  5. Celebrex: 62 people, 4.91%
  6. Humira: 61 people, 4.83%
  7. Orencia: 54 people, 4.28%
  8. Vitamin D: 47 people, 3.72%
  9. Tylenol: 44 people, 3.48%
  10. Synthroid: 40 people, 3.17%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Headache (pain in head): 314 people, 24.86%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 302 people, 23.91%
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 261 people, 20.67%
  4. Drug Ineffective: 195 people, 15.44%
  5. Joint Pain: 169 people, 13.38%
  6. Diarrhea: 141 people, 11.16%
  7. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 141 people, 11.16%
  8. Weakness: 137 people, 10.85%
  9. Pain: 129 people, 10.21%
  10. Breathing Difficulty: 128 people, 10.13%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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